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by StephenGoranson
Tue Dec 01, 2020 12:33 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: new issue: J. of the Jesus Movement in its Jewish Setting
Replies: 1
Views: 46

new issue: J. of the Jesus Movement in its Jewish Setting

http://www.jjmjs.org/ JJMJS Issue 7 (2020) Dear reader, We are pleased to announce a new issue of JJMJS, even as it comes in the midst of a pandemic that has now plagued the globe for the better part of 2020. The current movement towards open access in academic publishing has very much proven its si...
by StephenGoranson
Sun Nov 29, 2020 5:48 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Did Morton salt Mar Saba?
Replies: 35
Views: 1091

Re: Did Morton salt Mar Saba?

Though I do not have a copy at hand, Shaye Cohen’s 1979 book (based on his 1975 dissertation), Josephus in Galilee and Rome: His Vita and His Development as a Historian, as I recall from reading in the 1980s, does not deny that Josephus wrote Antiquities, but as the title suggests (his development f...
by StephenGoranson
Sat Nov 28, 2020 8:56 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Did Morton salt Mar Saba?
Replies: 35
Views: 1091

Re: Did Morton salt Mar Saba?

Though maybe not relevant for the OP, Secret Alias wrote, “…I think Morton Smith's student Shaye Cohen presented evidence that your beloved corpus of Josephus was likely a forgery or at least an original Aramaic hypomnema of Josephus was heavily interpolated into the existing Greek texts we now poss...
by StephenGoranson
Sat Nov 28, 2020 8:37 am
Forum: Other Texts and History
Topic: online new book on fakes
Replies: 0
Views: 64

online new book on fakes

printed and open access electronic versions Fakes and Forgeries of Written Artefacts from Ancient Mesopotamia to Modern China Series: Studies in Manuscript Cultures, 20 Edited by: Cécile Michel and Michael Friedrich De Gruyter | 2020 DOI: https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://doi.org/10.1515/978311071...
by StephenGoranson
Fri Nov 27, 2020 6:11 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Did Morton salt Mar Saba?
Replies: 35
Views: 1091

Re: Did Morton salt Mar Saba?

In 1912 Charles Dawson claimed that he found important early human bones, known as Piltdown man. By faulty logic he could be called the sole eyewitness, and therefore “innocent.” Decades later this was proven to be fake. We know that others witnessed the ms. Including Guy Stroumsa and David Flusser....
by StephenGoranson
Thu Nov 26, 2020 7:06 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Did Morton salt Mar Saba?
Replies: 35
Views: 1091

Re: Did Morton salt Mar Saba?

Morton Smith was a hard-working researcher, but that was not one of my questions. Karen King was a hard-working researcher. She contacted the NY Times and others to cover what she claimed was an important ancient gospel text. Morton Smith contacted the NY Times and others to cover what he claimed wa...
by StephenGoranson
Wed Nov 25, 2020 3:05 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Did Morton salt Mar Saba?
Replies: 35
Views: 1091

Re: Did Morton salt Mar Saba?

The recorded, freely available (LMWsymposium.com) presentation by Geoffrey Smith is recent (a month old) and makes relevant claims. Is such news unwelcome here to more than one?
by StephenGoranson
Wed Nov 25, 2020 2:58 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Need information about Pharisaical beliefs about the soul.
Replies: 6
Views: 514

Re: Need information about Pharisaical beliefs about the soul.

Ben, though it will not resolve your question, some more reference to Pharisees and endtimes may be available, if you (as I do) consider that some mentions of Ephraim in Qumran refer to them.
by StephenGoranson
Mon Nov 23, 2020 7:34 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Did Morton salt Mar Saba?
Replies: 35
Views: 1091

Did Morton salt Mar Saba?

There’s no consensus yet, but it may be, partly by unintended consequence, slowly arriving. Geoffrey Smith recently showed persuasively (in LMWsymposium.com) that the letter by “Clement” (his quotation marks) was composed sometime after Eusebius’ History, so not by Clement. And, I add, if Clement of...
by StephenGoranson
Wed Nov 18, 2020 4:59 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: DSS ms dating by C14, paleography and AI
Replies: 1
Views: 624

DSS ms dating by C14, paleography and AI

From a recorded conference and a recent publication come the *preliminary* suggestion that some Dead Sea Scrolls are to be dated “earlier” or “slightly older” than previously estimated. *If* that, in future publications of the project (that contributed 30 additional C14 tests and also used artificia...